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CSUSB professor comments on Riverside County sheriff appearing at program MC’d by extreme-right commentator
April 21, 2022

A scheduled appearance by the Riverside County sheriff with Katie Hopkins, a British commentator known for her racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant writing concerns Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

“She is notorious,” Levin said. “The idea that any government civic official would appear with such an unrepentant bigot says a lot about where politics are — not only in Southwest Riverside but in the nation as a whole.”

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco is slated to appear Friday at a fundraiser for conservative Inland Empire school board candidates along with Hopkins, who is listed as the master of ceremonies for the event.

Read the complete article at “Riverside Sheriff Bianco to appear with far-right extremist at political fundraiser.”

An audio version of the same report was broadcast on April 21 on KPCC.

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